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The 1,000mph Car

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  • Started 2 years ago by vistamike
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vistamike
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Lift off! Triple-powered by F1 engine, jet and rocket, the British car aiming to smash 1,000mph passes its first test

So, how does it work?


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http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/

Posted 2 years ago
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Drizzle
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Good coverage given to project here in South West, looks good for 2014, they are looking forward to further testing next year ...
FANTASTIC

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

I agree Kate and looking forward to it breaking the sound barrier next year before it goes for the 1KMPH.

I have been following this for some time on the web site Mike has posted.

Ted

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bubbatie1
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wonder what the ramifications would be ,putting a human body at that speed ? surely something would seperate with all that g force ?!

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LadyFitzgerald
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@ bubbatie1. The space shuttle went over 3000 MPH during launch. Besides, it isn't the speed that creates the g forces; it's a change of speed or direction. I doubt this car will accelerate even close to as fast as the space shuttle. This isn't to say that the ride wouldn't be a wee bit brutal.

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vistamike
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And it all started here (sort of), when 'rocket science' was in its infancy. 24-30 mph.


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Lighthouse
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And it does 100 mpg.

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Drizzle
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LOL!! first chap knew how to get his free FIREWOOD, very funny.

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Ted16
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Mike, loved the video, was wondering when it was made.

Ted

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

According to Youtube;

'This is a replica of an 1829 Stephenson's Rocket built for the 1923 film "Our Hospitality."'

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Ted16
Posts: 1952

Thanks Mike, amazing what they could do all those years ago. Shades of Indiana Jones when the coaches separated :)

Ted

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warlock
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

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Lighthouse
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Hurry up please, I need to get to airport tout suite.

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